YourThurrock is eight years old today.
In our first year, we only had 60,000 page views. In 2016, we have had 2.7 million.
Thank you to all those who look in.
We are not going any retrospective stuff as we have a very busy news day. You may or may not know, we also run YourHarlow and that has been a busy news area since we exclusively broke the murder of the Polish man on Sunday.
These are difficult times for journalism, for all papers. YT is brought to you by one person but with the assistance of 160,000 residents.